A new choice for symptomatic relief of mild anxiety

There is a new OTC option for mild anxiety, nervous tension and improving sleep quality in adults. Seremind is available without prescription in pharmacies across Australia. Menarini’s Seremind contains silexan, claimed to be a specially prepared and patented lavender oil that has been clinically tested. The silexan in Seremind is promoted to help to restore balance to […]

Smoke-free alternatives push

Giant cigarette company Philip Morris International (PMI) has commissioned a survey* that says at least 80 per cent of Australians believe adult smokers should have access to alternative products if shown to have the potential to reduce the risk of smoking compared to cigarettes. The Ipsos survey reveals that at least 70 per cent of […]

Testogel is fully available in both pumps and Sachets

Stocks of testosterone replacement therapy Testogel in pumps and sachets have been increased in Australia to meet patient need. Besins Healthcare, manufacturer of Testogel (1% transdermal testosterone gel) has confirmed full availability of pump and sachet formulations. This alert has been issued in response to the supply-shortage notification issued by the TGA for the following: […]

Weight-loss brand evolves to a ‘healthy-lifestyle’ eating model.

TerryWhite Chemmart is adapting its Tony Ferguson weight-loss brand from meal-replacement shakes to a ‘healthy-lifestyle’ eating model. The revised 12-week program is relaunching on October 11 and includes new recipes and meal plans with a focus on protein levels, sugar content, calories and an exercise plan. Customers will have access to an online support program, […]

Lucy Walker wins $27000 in the Churchill Fellowship

Award-winning Queensland pharmacist Lucy Walker has won a prestigious Churchill Fellowship, worth $27,000, to travel overseas for seven weeks visiting pharmacies to learn about professional services on offer. Ms Walker, of 2017 Pharmacy of the Year Lucy Walker Chemmart Pharmacy at Goondiwindi, is one of 19 Queensland recipients, and one of only two from a rural area […]

Mental health focus on suicide and woman’s health

World Mental Health Day brings an increased focus on a number of significant health issues including increased suicide rates and women’s health. The National Rural Health Alliance welcomed the federal government’s announcement of a Productivity Commission inquiry into the role of mental health in the Australian economy and the best ways to support and improve […]

Clarity of sight for medicines vital

Today, October 11, is World Sight Day 2018 and all pharmacists should consider asking customers they suspect of having limited vision whether they encounter difficulty reading labels on medication products. Numerous studies demonstrate that people with limited vision find managing their medication is one of the many issues they have to contend with daily. In […]

Geitz gets the green light from Go Healthy

Go Healthy has announced a partnership with former Queensland Firebirds Captain Laura Geitz, which will see the recently retired sportswoman and mother prove that balancing motherhood, a career and a healthy lifestyle isn’t such a tall order. Former Aussie Diamond, Ms Geitz will be working with Go Healthy to show people that they can ‘Go […]

PBS medicines price drop on October 1

A mandated price drop will happen on October 1 on more than 226 medicine brands listed on the PBS. The price drops, the government says, will save consumers and taxpayers more than $344 million, delivering cheaper medicines for patients and more support for listing more new medicines on the PBS. By law, pharmaceutical companies must […]

Top satisfaction ratings fourth month running for DDS

For the fourth month running, Discount Drug Stores (DDS) has taken out the top pharmacy honours in the Customer Satisfaction Awards conducted by Roy Morgan Research. The awards are collated from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey of about 50,000 Australians annually, with the August pharmacy figures based on a rolling annual sample of 9,277 consumers […]